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Title: Status of the design of the ITER ECE diagnostic

In this study, the baseline design for the ITER electron cyclotron emission (ECE) diagnostic has entered the detailed preliminary design phase. Two plasma views are planned, a radial view and an oblique view that is sensitive to distortions in the electron momentum distribution near the average thermal momentum. Both views provide high spatial resolution electron temperature profiles when the momentum distribution remains Maxwellian. The ECE diagnostic system consists of the front-end optics, including two 1000 K calibration sources, in equatorial port plug EP9, the 70-1000 GHz transmission system from the front-end to the diagnostics hall, and the ECE instrumentation in the diagnostics hall. The baseline ECE instrumentation will include two Michelson interferometers that can simultaneously measure ordinary and extraordinary mode ECE from 70 to 1000 GHz, and two heterodyne radiometer systems, covering 122-230 GHz and 244-355 GHz. Significant design challenges include 1) developing highly-reliable 1000 K calibration sources and the associated shutters/mirrors, 2) providing compliant couplings between the front-end optics and the polarization splitter box that accommodate displacements of the vacuum vessel during plasma operations and bake out, 3) protecting components from damage due to stray ECH radiation and other intense millimeter wave emission and 4) providing the low-loss broadbandmore » transmission system.« less
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  1. Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
  2. Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States)
  3. ITER-India/Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar (India)
  4. Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States)
  5. Virginia Diodes, Inc., Charlottesville, VA (United States)
  6. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
  7. ITER Organization, St. Paul Lez Durance (France)
Publication Date:
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 2100-014X; PII: epjconf_ec2015_03002; TRN: US1500454
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
EPJ Web of Conferences
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 87; Conference: 18th Joint Workshop on Electron Cyclotron Emmision and Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating, Nara (Japan), Apr 2014; Journal ID: ISSN 2100-014X
EDP Sciences
Research Org:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States